Blog: The real Brexit challenge is to avoid the situation getting even worse – The Times

In a parallel world, this month Britain would have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of entry into the European Communities and five decades of working in solidarity with neighbours to find common solutions to common problems. Instead, this week it marked the 10th anniversary of David Cameron’s Bloomberg speech, when a reckless prime minister gambled the country’s prosperity on a naive bet that he could renegotiate the terms of EU membership ahead of an in/out referendum without bothering to first consider what he wanted to change. As a result, Britain will mark the third anniversary of the consequence of Cameron’s carelessness: its departure from the EU.

What makes this anniversary so striking is that it comes as polls show a commanding majority now think that

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